I have to admit that I used Siri for the very first time today and it’s not because I am new to the iPhone. I have been an Apple fan for years and I’ve always had an iPhone, except for about a year when I tried out an Android because my husband loved his phone and suggested I get the same one, but I missed too many things about my iPhone that my Android wasn’t able to do so when I dropped and shattered my Galaxy S3 I didn’t hesitate going back to iPhone. Although I got an iPhone 5S which came with Siri, I simply forget I have a personal assistant and default to searching Google on my own when I have questions instead of asking her for help. It wasn’t until I read someone’s post on Facebook telling me to ask Siri to divide zero by zero that I actually tested this feature out for the first time and asked the now infamous question myself. I should have been able to predict that nothing good would have come from asking Siri this when so many people insist that I needed to.
This is answer enough. Siri really didn’t have to explain further. However, she does to the detriment to all who inquires. Instead of insulting you, she could elaborate as Wolfram Math World does by saying:
“Division by zero is the operation of taking the quotient of any number x and 0, i.e., x/0. The uniqueness of division breaks down when dividing by zero, since the product 0·y=0 is the same for any y, so y cannot be recovered by inverting the process of multiplication. 0 is the only number with this property and, as a result, division by zero is undefined for real numbers and can produce a fatal condition called a “division by zero error” in computer programs.”
But she doesn’t. She has to give an example that ends in a double insult. My reaction was similar to the reactions of these similarly unfortunate people who innocently asked a simple, or not so simple as it turns out, math question to Siri.
The answer will definitely wipe the smile right off your face!
When someone tells you to ask Siri this question, it’s best to just say no! Don’t cave to peer pressure!
If by real, you mean ‘heartless’ you are correct!
Just let the tears flow, it will help with the healing process.
The first step in healing is acceptance. Now you just have to do something about it!
It’s not funny because it’s true.
Maybe because it teaches us not to be sheep. Be your own person and don’t ask Siri questions that you don’t want the answer to!
I’m not sure I would have used a frog with man-hands to describe how it made me feel, but… yeah.
Maybe Siri knows this because she can tell how many people you text and how often your on your phone. The truth hurts.
No cookies on top of no friends is just rubbing salt in an open wound!
It starts out as funny, but then the truth sinks in.
No Jacob. Your friends made you feel foolish by talking you into asking Siri a question you never would have normally asked.
If Siri were a cat….
If you don’t have Siri, you are fortunate. Siri is rude and decidedly unhelpful with some questions. Yes, you may know that you cannot divide 0 by 0. This is something that we learn in junior high, if not elementary school. However, instead of stopping with the answer “0/0= indiscriminate” Siri continues to insult you. And if you are a glutton for insult and still want to know exactly what Siri says… here it is:
“Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends. How many cookies does each person get?
See? It doesn’t make sense. And Cookie Monster is sad that there are no cookies. And you are sad that you have no friends.”
Although this very well may be true, it isn’t very nice to point it out! Siri was obviously not programmed by someone who was taught not to say anything at all if you don’t have anything nice to say! I believe that I will continue to use Google when I want to know something simply to avoid being insulted by my own phone!